The Special Envoy of the United States for the Western Balkans, Gabriel Escobar, said that the creation of the Association of municipalities with a Serbian majority should not be in conflict with the Constitution of Kosovo, and create a “state within a state”.
During a conversation with journalists, Escobar said that the position of the USA is to implement all the agreements reached within the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, but said that there should be a discussion on the issue of the Association, so that it does not conflict with the laws.
“We have been clear that the parties have agreed earlier on the Association, therefore it should be discussed. However, the Association should not interfere, should not contradict the Constitution of Kosovo, should not create problems in the functionality of Kosovo and should not be a state within a state”, he said.
Escobar said that there are many European models, where minorities can protect their cultural heritage and native language, but without violating the constitutional framework of the country where we live.